Chili Powder Mixes

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by runway1, Oct 11, 2017 at 11:12 AM.

  1. runway1

    runway1 Fire Starter

    Anybody mix their own chili powders? I was looking to experiment with that. I cooked up a batch of beef chili with a combo of quajillo, ancho and anaheims. Worked pretty good and definitely a fuller chili pepper flavor.

    Anyhow, if you had sacks of different dried peppers, what would your chili powder mix look like? I'll look forward to trying it, thanks!
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2017 at 12:36 PM
  2. xray

    xray Smoking Fanatic

    I’m interested in this as well. Replying to find out.
  3. runway1

    runway1 Fire Starter

    Hard to believe nobody is mixing their own chili powders here! Don't make me find you!..;>)
  4. chopsaw

    chopsaw Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I buy mine from sausage maker . Texmex Chili mix .
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2017 at 8:01 PM
  5. tallbm

    tallbm Master of the Pit

    I smoked about 1/4 cup of Chile Tepin with a few Chile Pequin peppers in there. Ground them up and man I have a great but HOT chili powder. I used it to make my quick chili recipe and it was great! Now I used 1 teaspoon of it and then used my regular store bought chile powder for the rest of the chile powder need.

    I loved it and will be using this chili powder here and there when I can but man it is hot and I have a feeling it is going to last me a LOOOOOOOOOONG while hahaha.

    OOOOH just had an idea. I'll give 3/4 of what I have to my mother and have her make some good hot tamales for me!!!!
    I have about 1.5 quarts of Chile Tepin peppers in the freezer so I'm sure more of this chile powder will be made :)
  6. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I buy those big bags of "dried chili" pods at W-M.... Throw them in the oven at 220 for several hours until they are really dry... Throw them in the food processor and grind them up.... Then I mix different amount of the ground mix of 2 or 3 varieties and put it in a container for later use... You can make some awesome chili powder and it's inexpensive...
  7. myownidaho

    myownidaho Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I grow Amaheim, Ancho, Chimayo, Jalapeño chilies every year. I also grew Cayenne a couple of years ago and still have a gallon bag. I pull out whatever combo strikes my fancy when I need to fill the jar. I do use the Chimayo powder as a stand alone.
  8. chopsaw

    chopsaw Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    OK ,, you converted me . I have a Jalapeno plant thats goin nuts . 2 doz . in the freezer and picked another doz. yesterday . Have a doz. sweet banana picked as well . Put them in the mes over night at 150 . Ground them up today .
    Works well .

    The jalapeno was a mild variety . I've used a bunch in different ways . Great flavor but not much heat . Does drying intensify the heat ? The powder came out hotter than expected .
  9. myownidaho

    myownidaho Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Remove the water, increase the amount of capsaicin by volume.

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